Glossary of Legal Terminology

This Glossary has been prepared by the Judicial Greffe and Law Officers’ Department. It is intended to assist you with the terminology that you are likely to come across in the course of your dealings with the legal system in Jersey. Its contents are made publicly available for information purposes only.

The contents of this Glossary are not, and should not be taken as or relied upon as, legal advice.

The explanations provided in this Glossary are summary only and are subject to the submissions of the parties in particular cases and should not be interpreted as the position of either the Judicial Greffe or the Law Officers’ Department.

This Glossary was last updated on 1 November 2016. Its contents are non-exhaustive and may be amended from time to time. No liability shall attach to the Judicial Greffe or Law Officers’ Department in relation to the contents of this Glossary.

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